Iowa Admin. Code r. 11-63.9 - Military leave

Current through Register Vol. 44, No. 12, December 15, 2021

For purposes of subrules 63.9(1) and 63.9(3) and as applied to nontemporary employees whose regularly scheduled work shift is 16 hours or less, "30 days" means 30 work days. For nontemporary employees whose regularly scheduled work shift is more than 16 hours, "30 days" in subrules 63.9(1) and 63.9(3) shall be defined in accordance with the provisions of Iowa Code section 29A.28.

(1) A nontemporary employee who is a member of the uniformed services, when ordered by proper authority to serve in the uniformed services, shall be granted leave without loss of pay for 30 days each calendar year. Absences required for military service shall be in accordance with the rules on vacation, compensatory leave, or leave without pay, 38 U.S.C. Sections 4301-4333, and 20 CFR Part 1002. Military leave may be utilized for up to 30 days in each calendar year. Any amount of military leave taken during any part of an employee's scheduled workday, regardless of the number of hours actually taken, shall count as one day toward the 30 paid day maximum. If the employee's work shift crosses two calendar days, only one day shall count toward the 30 paid day maximum. Work schedule changes shall not be made for the purpose of avoiding payment for military leave.
(2) A nontemporary employee who is ordered by proper authority to military duty as defined in Iowa Code section 29A.28 may elect to be placed on leave without pay or be separated and removed from the payroll.
(3) Nontemporary employees who elect to separate from employment when ordered by proper authority to military duty shall be given 30 days of regular pay in a lump sum with their last paycheck. Any previous paid leave days granted for military service in the current calendar year shall be deducted from this 30 days.

Employees who elect to be placed on leave without pay when ordered by proper authority to military duty shall continue to receive regular pay and benefits for 30 days. Any previous paid leave days granted for military service in the current calendar year shall be deducted from this 30 days.

(4) At the conclusion of military service, the employee must notify the employee's appointing authority of the intent to exercise return rights pursuant to 38 U.S.C. Sections 4301-4344.
(5) An employee taking military leave may use any vacation or compensatory leave that was accrued prior to service. Employees who elect to use vacation or compensatory leave shall continue to receive benefits in accordance with the state of Iowa's benefits program policies and procedures. Upon return to employment, the employee's accrual rate for vacation shall be at the same rate as if the employee had not taken military leave.
(6) An employee may maintain health and dental insurance coverage while on military leave for up to 24 months. The employee is responsible for paying the employee's share of the health and dental insurance premiums if the period of military service is less than 31 days. If more than 30 days, the employee shall be required to pay 102 percent of the full premium under the plan to maintain coverage. Upon return to employment, the employee may elect to have health and dental insurance coverage become effective either on the first day of the month the employee returns to employment or the first day of the month following the month in which the employee returned to employment. Coverage under the plans will not have an exclusion or waiting period upon return to employment. An exclusion or waiting period may be imposed, however, in connection with any illness or injury determined by the Secretary of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs to have been incurred in, or aggravated during, performance of service in the uniformed services.
(7) A person reemployed under this rule shall be treated as not having incurred a break in service with the employer by reason of such person's period of service in the uniformed services.

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Iowa Admin. Code r. 11-63.9
ARC 8265B, lAB 11/4/09, effective 12/9/09 Amended by IAB June 7, 2017/Volume XXXIX, Number 25, effective 5/17/2017 Amended by IAB August 2, 2017/Volume XL, Number 3, effective 9/6/2017

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